I'm new to Audio books -- and since I really enjoy Grisham -- I thought I'd give this one a try. I was thoroughly entertained. Frankly, I hated to hear it come to an end. Grisham did a fine job of describing the local scene of Italy -- makes me want to visit.
I've read some criticism of this audio download -- fortunately we're all entitled to our opinion -- mine is as valuable as any -- they're all free!
While the story is excellent, the language is much to offensive. If the "F" word offends you or if graphically detailed sexual situations (some very crude) offend you -- my recommendation is do not listen to this book. I hope this warning saves you from the disappointment I experienced. I really enjoyed the story line, but had to stop listening half way through part one -- sorry, anal intercourse is not my style!
The story is interesting, but the reader is terrible and the language is pure 'street' talk. If you like the "F" word a lot -- you'll love this book. Otherwise, buy the book so you can skip over the trashy language
While I haven't listened to many audio books -- this one has captured me like no other. I don't really know how to express my fascination with this story -- my heart seems to ache for the life and treatment that Geisha received. It's difficult for me to understand this type of culture where young girls were treated as pure sexual pleasures -- with what seems like little or no emotional feeling for them. I never thought of myself as prudish, but it's hard for me to comprehend this manner of cold calculated behavior.
You'll love the book -- and likely not be affected as much as I was -- what a sap I can be.
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